Doctor Who Season 14 Episode 1 Updates: Russell T. Davies has revealed the premiere date for Doctor Who seasons 14, with the first episode premiering on the 60th anniversary of the science fiction series.
Russell T. Davies, the returning showrunner for Doctor Who, has revealed the season 14 premiere date. Doctor Who: Flux, the latest season of the long-running BBC drama about a regenerative Time Lord who travels through space and time with a group of companions, is currently showing.
Season 13 of the reboot series, which was established by Davies in 2005 but has been without a showrunner since 2010. Five different actors have played the Doctor in the Doctor Who revival series, including Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and Jodie Whittaker, the current Time Lord.
Both Chris Chibnall, the current Doctor Who showrunner and Whittaker announced their departures at the conclusion of Doctor Who: Flux, which aired on December 5. After many special episodes in 2022, both will officially leave the show.
Davies will fill Chibnall’s old showrunner post, yet there have been many suggestions about who would play the Fourteenth Doctor. The role has yet to be cast, but rumors have circulated that Lydia West and Olly Alexander from Davies’ most recent musical, it’s a Sin, are among the favorites for the part.
Doctor Who Season 14 Episode 1 Special Release
During an interview with The Guardian about It’s a Sin, which was named the best show of the year by the journal, Davies also revealed some key details about his upcoming Doctor Who season. The showrunner is still refusing to say who would play the Doctor, but he did gleefully reveal when that Doctor will be on television. Doctor Who seasons 14 will premiere “in November 2023,” which also happens to be the show’s 60th anniversary.
Given that Davies will have the entire year of 2022 and most of 2023 to prepare for the new Doctor Who season, fans are unlikely to learn who the next Doctor will be for a long time. Davies, on the other hand, revealed that numerous scripts for the next season of Doctor Who had already been written. With this round of pre-production expected to wrap up soon, the next step will most likely be final casting decisions, as the showrunner also indicated that auditions for the next Time Lord are now taking place.
Doctor Who season 14 is completely up in the air, thanks to all of the changes both in front of and behind the camera. Flux takes the franchise on an entirely new path, focusing on a shorter season with a more focused storyline (without completely disregarding the “monster of the week” feel of previous seasons). It remains to be seen whether the next Doctor Who episode will right the ship or forge a completely new path, but with Davies at the helm, it is in the safest of hands.